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Publication numberUS1202427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1916
Filing dateDec 13, 1915
Priority dateDec 13, 1915
Publication numberUS 1202427 A, US 1202427A, US-A-1202427, US1202427 A, US1202427A
InventorsGeorge H Reimer
Original AssigneePatent Novelty Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Oct. 24, 1916.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 24, 1916.

Application filed December 13,- 1915. Serial No. 66,457.

To all w 710m it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE I-I. REIME a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Fulton, VVhiteside county, Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Money-Banks, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to money banks comprising a receptacle or box provided with a slot for-receiving the coins and a door which can be unlocked to remove the money after the bank is filled.

Generally stated, the object of my invention is to provide a novel and satisfactory form of money bank, and in the construction thereof to avoid the use of certain features heretofore considered necessary or desirable. I

More specifically considered, one object is to provide a novel and satisfactory form of door at one end of the box or receptacle, and another object is to provide a novel and satisfactory device for guarding the slot at the other end of said receptacle, as will hereinafter more fully appear.

To these and other useful ends, my invention consists in matters hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a vertical section, on line 1 1 in Fig. 3, of a money bank embodying the principles of my invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical section on line 22 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view looking down on the bank in the position shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 1 is a horizontal section on line 4 I in Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of the door portion of the bank, showing the door re moved. Fig. 6 is a perspective of the removable door.

As thus illustrated, my invention comprises a sheet metal box A having relatively large and parallel side walls a, a front wall 1, a back wall 2, and end walls 8 and 4:, all constructed of sheet metal and preferably of such character that the bank has the general form or shape of a book. The end walls 3 and a are preferably formed integral with the front wall 1, but the wall 3 is shorter than the wall. t and only forms a part of this end of the box. As shown, therefore, the upper end of the box is formed partly by the said permanent wall section 3 and partly by the door section 5, the two sections being disposed in the same plane. Section 3 is bent inward at right angles to form a web 6 having a slot 7 and a rightangle flange 8, the latter being inside of the bank. The door 5 has a right-angle flange 9 at one end thereof which rests upon or against the flange 8, and the other end of said door is provided with .lugslO which engage the slots 11 in the back wall 2 of the box, it being observed that the metalis indented at 12 around said slots, so that the outer ends of said lu s 10 do not extend outside of the plane of the back wall 2, thus presenting a flush surface. The door 5 has a lock 13 provided with a bolt 14 which engages the slot 7 when the door is closed and locked in place. By inserting a key at 15 in said lock, from outside the door, the lock may be operated to insert or withdraw the bolt 14, in a manner that will be readily understood, as the said lock may be of any suitable or desired character.

The end wall 1 is provided with a longi tudinal slot 16 for receiving the coins. A sheet metal bracket 17, trough-shaped in cross-section, is secured to the inner surface of the wall 4 and has a slot 18 which coincides with the slot 16 to admit the coins. This bracket has its sides provided with flat webs 19 disposed in the same plane, these webs being spaced apart a distance equal to the space between the two sides of the trough-shaped bracket; and at their outer edges these webs 19 are provided with rightangle flanges 20 having slots 21, there being preferably two of these slots for each flange. The guards 22 are in the form of a pair of flat plates having hook-shaped lugs 23 which extend through the slots 21 to form hinges, and to. engage the outer side of the webs 19 when the two guards swing apart, thus preventing the two plates from swinging outward far enough to preclude their return to closed position as soon as the box is turned around to a position inwhich the said door 5 is uppermost. VJhen the box is positioned with the slot 16 uppermost, then the guards 22 swing apart by gravity, but the lugs 23 prevent them from swinging outward or away from each other to such an extent that they would not then return by gravity to closed position when the position of the bank is reversed. In this closed position the two plates 22 overlap one upon the other, as shown in Fig. 2, thus preventing the coins from falling through the slot. What I claim as my invention is:

1. 'A money bank comprising a box having a slot to receive the coins, a sheet metal member of trough shape secured over said slot inside of said box and slotted to admit the coins, sides of the said member having flat Webs disposed in the same plane and flanges at the edges thereof, said flanges having openings, and swinging guards in the form of a pair of flat plates having lugs which extend through said openings and engage one side of said ebs to limit the movement of the guards apart, When the box is positioned with said slot uppermost, and

Which plates overlap one upon the other and rest upon the other side of said Webs when i the bank is positioned With said slot below.

2. A money bank comprising a box having a slot at one end to receive the coins, and having its opposite end formed partly by a permanent Wall section and partly by a removable door section, the two sections being disposed in the same plane, one edge portion of said Wall section being provided With an opening and a flange, said cover having a lug at one end thereof, said box having a hole in one Wall thereof to removably receive said lug, the other end of said cover having a lock to engage said opening and means to bear against said flange.

Signed by me at Fulton, 111., this 24 day of November, 1915.




Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. 0.

U.S. Classification232/4.00R, 232/62
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/12